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Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh Appointed Acting Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court

Jan 10, 2022:

Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh on Tuesday has been appointed as the acting chief justice of the Gauhati High Court by the Ministry of Law and Justice.

As per notification issued by the Department of Justice in the Law Ministry, Justice Singh will take over from January 12 after incumbent Chief Justice Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya demits office on January 11.
“In exercise of the power conferred by Article 223 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint, Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, senior-most puisne judge of the Gauhati High Court, to perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court, with effect from January 12, 2023 consequent upon the retirement of Justice Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya, Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court,” the notification read.

While Supreme Court judges retire at the age of 65 years, high court judge retire at 62.

Born on 1st March 1963 in Imphal, Manipur, to (Late) Justice N. Ibotombi Singh of the Gauhati High Court, who had also served as the first Advocate General of Manipur and N. Gomati Devi.

After a brief practice in the Supreme Court of India, he shifted practice under the Gauhati High Court, the then common High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. Kotiswar also practised in the Central Administrative Tribunal, Guwahati and the Subordinate Courts in Manipur.

Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh
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